Equity Summit Videos

Opening Plenary, America’s Tomorrow: Equity As The Superior Growth Model_PANEL ONLY

Opening Plenary, America’s Tomorrow: Equity as the Superior Growth Model (Wed., Nov 9)

As the majority of Americans soon will be people of color, this fascinating discussion reframed the case for equity by addressing how we must respond to and invest in this demographic change.

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink (moderator) Panelists: Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone; Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development; Antonio Gonzalez, President, William C. Velasquez Institute; Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California; Joan Walsh, Editor-at-Large, Salon.com.

The panel was preceded by Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Show Choir

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Lunch Plenary, A World of Change: Lessons From Across the Globe (Wed., Nov 9)

Expand your horizons as a panel of international experts places the U.S. equity movement into a global context. Groundbreaking action abroad can spark creative ideas and new directions at home. Who are the effective champions for equity internationally? What challenges have they confronted? What lessons can we apply to accelerate efforts domestically? Learn about innovative approaches and strategies to build opportunity-rich communities in various nations, and about the framing, arguments, and constituencies that have proven critical for success.

Panel was moderated by Maya Harris, Vice President, Ford Foundation; featured Tralance Addy, Founder and President, Plebys International; Alejandro Echeverri Restrepo, Architect, Medellin, Colombia; and Jody Heymann, Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, the WORLD Global Data Centre, and the Project on Global Working Families, McGill University

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Morning Plenary, Bring It On: Politics, Power, and Equity (Thur., Nov. 10)

Race, poverty, and equity are always difficult topics for candidates, and in today’s contentious political environment, highlighting and advancing equity-focused policies may seem like a Herculean task. Join a timely conversation about the political hot buttons for 2012, and strategies for pursuing an equity agenda. Hear leaders from across the country describe how to navigate campaign battles and partisan rancor to make sure the needs and aspirations of low-income communities and communities of color advance.

Panel was moderated by PolicyLink President Judith Bell, featured Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to Domestic Policy Adviser, White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC); Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino; Nelini Stamp, organizer from the Occupy Wall Street Movement; and Steve Phillips, President and Founder, PowerPAC.

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Closing Plenary (Thur., Nov. 10)

The summit closed much the way it opened: with motivation and energy to change the world we live in. The artists/activists Rha Goddess and Invincible both shared with their fellow advocates dramatic interpretations and songs of the difficult, sometimes harsh realities, faced by everyday people: from lack of transportation to destitute homes and cities. With attendees taking the stage to share their experiences, a final message shared by Nate Smith from the Atlanta delegation, summarized why everyone was there: “Equity is love in action. Never be afraid of the power of love.”

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12 Responses to “Equity Summit Videos”

  1. avatar

    Does anyone have a link to the story about the city in Columbia: Medellin?

    That would be greatly appreciated.

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    Before We Can Realistically Address Equity, The Economy Needs A Fix. See The Attached Job Creation Plan. Crunch the Numbers and Spread The Word( There is way forward if only we have the courage )

    A DEFICIT NEUTRAL JOB CREATION PLAN. Caution: Political courage required!

    It can be done by putting money into hands of retiring baby boomers. Consumers account for 70% of our economic activity or GDP. You just simply change how Social Security checks are paid. Let boomers have partial distributions of their Social Security principal in the amount of $20,000.00 or $40,000.00 dollars, and issue them a monthly check on the remainder of their principal. Look, let’s say it takes $313,000.00 dollars in principal at 6.9% interest to send me a monthly Social Security check of $1800.00 dollars. So, I say to Social Security, I would like to have some of my money up front, say $40,000.00 dollars. Now pay me a monthly check on the remainder, which is in this instance $273,000.00 dollars, which amounts to a monthly check of $1569.00 dollars.

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    Continuation of, A Deficit Neutral Job Creation Plan …..

    That makes this plan (the Davis Plan) deficit neutral. It’s their money! Presenting the option of taking a partial distribution of your retirement principal is common practice in the private sector. Yet, the largest payer of pensions, the Social Security Trust Fund, does not do this at a time when it will benefit our economy the most. The impact of allowing partial distributions, would pull, this economy out of this downturn. BOOMERS ARE RETIRING AT A RATE OF 10,000 PER DAY, and continuing for the next 18 years! (at 66, they receive full benefit payments) 10,000 x $20,000.00 = $200,000,000. million dollars. That's right! They will dump that amount into this faltering economy each day for the next 18 yrs. That amount in effect is really $400,000,000.00 million dollars per day because money handed directly to the consumer turns over 1 to 2 times. There are 68 to 72 million boomers. With $400,000,000. MILLION DOLLARS coursing through this economy every day, the downturn ends! Add the incentive of waived or reduced taxes on the first $20,000.00 dollars taken down from any retirement fund, including Social Security, the program is advanced significantly. It’s the boomers who are getting hardest hit in this recession.

    It will require, politicians making Social Security actuarially sound, but that is what they are going to do anyway! Making Social Security actuarially sound is a mathematical function not a political one. Social Security at this time has a surplus and can pay out full benefits up to 2035 without a problem. This plan addresses every objection Republicans and Democrats have. <a href="http://www.sslumpsum.com” target=”_blank”>www.sslumpsum.com

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